Zulekha Healthcare Group
Founder and chairperson
Daud was the first Indian woman recognised as a medical professional in the UAE and has worked tirelessly towards the welfare of Emiratis and expats when healthcare access was very limited in the 1960s. Zulekha Healthcare Group started in 1992 with its first hospital in Sharjah and in 2004 opened a 79-bed hospital in Dubai. The group now has one of the largest private healthcare networks in the Gulf, with more than 3,000 employees.